Gryzor wrote:So, I bought PP's driver which seems to work like a charm so I'm quite happy.
At the same time, at last I managed to make CosmosEx to initialise as it should auto-configuring itself and mounting O (up to now and despite several attempts I had to manually configure things... and no O, M or N).
I downloaded PP's HDD-adapted games. Many (most? didn't try more than a handful) require his driver to be installed and present to load (Netherworld, which I tried first by chance, didn't complain).
So, my question is, how do I keep ComosEx' auto-config and auto-mounting AND have PP's driver running? I'm kind of baffled.
My setup has the CosmosEx with a USB flash drive installed and a network folder mounted.
What is your intended setup? I mean - you have PP's driver and you mention USB flash drive, so:
- you use the USB flash drive as translated (with CE_DD) and want to run games out of it?
- or you use the USB flash drive as RAW (with PP's driver) ans want to run games out of it?
As the games haven't been tested with CE_DD, I guess there might be some issues when running games from translated drives.
Gryzor wrote:Good questions. I currently use my USB flash drive as translated, and games complain because they can't find the driver installed. So the question that stemmed from that was if I can have PP's driver installed AND keep CE's booting config (I tried installing PP on the SD card once and I lost the auto-mounts...).
Or, since I've got network shares working ok (remarkably easy!) and it's not so necessary to interchange data with the PC through the USB, could I use it as RAW and install PP on the USB? Would I still have CE's boot config intact?
My main point in all of this is: -have PP installed AND -have CE's initial setup active. Possible?
Gryzor wrote:Ok, so I set ID 1 to RAW, Mount USB media as raw and already lost the boot config with O etc... am I doing something wrong?
ID 0 is set to SD.
Yes, if you remove ACSI ID from TRAN, the CE_DD won't boot from the device, but you should be able to access the USB key and the SD card under the specified ACSI IDs, so the PP driver will be able to boot from and work with both of them. This setup is now good for testing the games - if they still have the issues, even if the CE_DD won't appear at all.
If you want to have the CE_DD booting from the device again, get the configuration tool from here: http://joo.kie.sk/?page_id=474
and run it from floppy to set up the ACSI ID to TRAN again.
Gryzor wrote:Hm, so if I set the USB to RAW and ID0 is still SD I can't boot normally?
And, by extension, it means I can't install PP's driver AND boot normally, then?
Gryzor wrote:Btw, I didn't remove any IDs on purpose, I guess one of my actions did it?
Jookie wrote:You need ACSI ID assigned to translated to boot CEDD, not to access translated drives them selves - they can be accessed through any assigned ACSI ID. So if you don't assign ACSI ID to translated, then it won't boot CEDD.
Gryzor wrote:Maybe I'm misunderstanding something?
As far as I can see I *do* have an ID assigned to both translated (1) and SD (0)... Is one of my steps incorrect?
Gryzor wrote:ComsosEx found on ID0.
O appears normally.
From Conf: 0 is SD, 1 is translated. Mount USB media as translated.
Changing: ID1 to raw, save.
Changing: Mount USB media as RAW, save.
...no luck. Boot message doesn't show up, O doesn't show up.
This means that if you want to have USB media as RAW and still want that the CE_DD loads (e.g. for shared drive), then you should let ACSI ID 1 as translated, and add ACSI ID 2 as RAW (where the USB key will be mounted).
Gryzor wrote:So, two IDs for one device? I didn't know that made sense... will try it and report back! Should I "mount USB media" as RAW or translated with that?
Gryzor wrote:That way I managed to see ID 2 from PP's partitioning program. I made a partition, booted, but when I tried to install the driver to it it threw me a Write Error and now when I'm booting, right after CE's boot messages I'm getting four bombs.
Gryzor wrote:It actually says "Read/Write error". Do let me know if I can provide detailed info!
Jookie wrote:Gryzor wrote:It actually says "Read/Write error". Do let me know if I can provide detailed info!
OK, so you should tell me your TOS version, RAM amount, driver type and version, and partitions you were trying to create - this way I can try (almost) the same at my place.
Gryzor wrote:STe with 4MB, rainbow TOS, as for driver version... not sure, file is USAB10V.TOS??
Jookie wrote:Gryzor wrote:STe with 4MB, rainbow TOS, as for driver version... not sure, file is USAB10V.TOS??
And partition size and count? USB drive size?
Gryzor wrote:I *think* I get it, thanks for the explanation. Maybe this should be added to the great manual...
That way I managed to see ID 2 from PP's partitioning program. I made a partition, booted, but when I tried to install the driver to it it threw me a Write Error and now when I'm booting, right after CE's boot messages I'm getting three bombs.
But that's not an issue for you I guess
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